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Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Style: German Hefeweizen
Andechs, Germany
Serve in Weizen

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RATINGS: 679   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Formerly known as Andechser Weissbier Hefetrüb.

When summer is on the way and the days invite you to swim, ramble, climb, or simply enjoy the outdoors, you will discover that an Andechser Weissbier Hell is just the right thing to quench your thirst. Since Saint Joseph’s Day on 19 March 1993, Andechs Weissbier Hell has found many new friends. Untreated and bottled in its natural state of yeasty turbidity, this is a top fermented beer for the epicure. Its light honey colour makes it an immediate eyecatcher. Then there’s the opalescence and fine structure of the yeast turbidity. At the same time, the creamy, fine pored head invites you to get to know this light Weissbier from the Holy Mountain. You’ll need two takes to enjoy the aromas to the full. First, distinctive fruity aromas like banana and honeydew melon come to the fore, followed by fine cloves. Andechser Weissbier Hell is a very tangy, refreshing treat with the conviction of a full, soft body. It concludes on a finely balanced interplay of light sweet honey and a delicate acidity with undertones of bitter hoppiness that quickly subside into a harmonious aftertaste. A Weissbier that embodies a slice of the Andechs lifestyle: finely yeasty, tangy, and sparkling, it refreshes and renews the thirst for more (original extract: 12.5%; abv: 5.5%).

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3.4
joe19612 (2929) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2012
GBBF 2012. Poursa hazy golden colour with a large white head, aroma has banana, wheat and yeast, taste is bitter at first with fruit and banana.

3.8
ghawener (1607) - Santa Tecla, EL SALVADOR - SEP 11, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2012 Draft: #25 on my RateBeer travel list to Germany. This could be the dictionary description of a German Hefeweizen, yellow-orange and cloudy, sweet banana and vanilla malt. Aroma a bit weak. Solid. Food Pairing: Fresh green salad and white fish.

3.8
flog (37) - - SEP 3, 2012
500 ml Flasche; fruchtiger, hefiger und leicht weiziger Geruch. Schöne hell-gelbe Farbe, trübe Erscheinung mit einem nur kleinen Kopf. Geschmacklich sehr ausgeglichen. Fein hefig, fruchtig (Banane und Birne) und eine leichte Weizennote.

3.9
McTapps (6889) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle shared with MichaelBruch. This is a very nice Hefeweizen, because there’s no real banana flavour, something I really don’t like a lot. Low carbonated, very quaffable.

3.3
MichaelAwesome (6519) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - AUG 26, 2012
0,5 l bottle shared with McTapps. After lot of weizen disappointments this one saved the evening. Medium carbo mixed with low sourness and a fine yeast aroma. Good beer - even for those who don’t like weizen.

3.6
visionthing (5363) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 21, 2012
50cl bottle at Centimeter, Vienna. Pours hazy deep golden with a large white head. Aroma of banana, wheat and yeast. Sweet and fruity with a nice banana flavour. Delicious beer on a hot summer day. Very refreshing. Nice hefeweizen! (2009-08-30)

3.8
tderoeck (9744) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2012
8/VIII/2012 - on tap @ Andechs Kloster (Andechs) - BB: n/a - (2012-857)

cloudy orange beer, big creamy white head, stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: some banana, sweet, bit herbal, vegetable soup, little sour touch. MF: lively carbon, medium to full body. Taste: quite a lot of banana first, citrus as well, grassy hops. Aftertaste: citric hops, slightly bitter touch, some ripe banana, malty, little sour. Nice Hefe but hard to describe in a way it does honour to the beer.

3.6
ElDesmadre (3627) - Mikołów, POLAND - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle. This one is more on the crispy sharp side of the hefeweizen spectrum. Nice, hazy golden colour with a frothy head. Fresh, tart, citrusy aroma with lots of cloves, balanced by vanilla, some breadiness and fruity notes of banana and pear. Taste is quite tart for a hefeweizen, definitely citrusy. Lots of cloves as well and the bitterness is above average in terms of intensivity. Yeasty aftertaste. Very good, comes across quite aggressive but it works very well.

3
mike_77 (6673) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2012
It’s an atypical German hefe. Light yeasty, wheaty taste with banana sweetness.

3.7
WeissGary (286) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2012
Quite a nice beer! Quite well carbonated, feels lighter than counterparts yet yeastier. Golden body, thick white head. Strong banana characteristics with mango like taste!


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